Wanting lower scaffolding branches on peach tree
My husband bought me a peach tree a few weeks ago.
The tree does not have any low scaffold branches. The first branch from soil depth is at 45"+ high. I do not want to use a ladder to get to the fruit.
Can I cut the tree down to 30" from soil level and hope that it will send out new lower scaffold branches? The trunk is about 1" in diameter, so this is no whip by any means. Can peaches even regrow new lower branches if I were to top it off with a trunk width like this?
Or, do I need to throw it out (I feel badly about this), and try to find a new one in the spring which has already been trained with lower scaffold branches from the get-go?
Thank-you so much for any advice....